Follow-up from Surgery for Infratentorial Ependymomas in Children
Frequency of Office Visits
Office visits: Initially, frequent office visits are used to monitor for signs of developing hydrocephalus. After frequent initial visits postoperatively, subsequent visits are planned to coincide with scheduled MRIs.
Frequency of Imaging
Postoperative imaging: A brain MRI with and without contrast is typically performed during the first 3 days after surgery and then 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after surgery. Subsequent scanning can be done every 6 months for the next 2 years and then yearly thereafter if there has been no recurrence.